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January 10th Parent Note
Eric Klein
Friday, January 10, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians - The new year has just begun, but there are already quite a few updates and information to share.  

Clipper Wrap Up - If you have not done so already, please take a few minutes to review the special schedule we will use for the end of the first semester - January 21st through January 24th.  If you have questions, please feel free to access this FAQ resource. Finally, if your child will need transportation when classes end at 11:30, please complete this survey by Monday, January 13th.  

10th and 11th Grade Career Exploration (CEP) Program -   Working with their advisors, YHS sophomores and juniors will continue to plan and prepare for this project over the next few months, which culminates in a three-day job shadow experience from Wednesday, March 18th through Friday, March 20th (there are no classes for 10th and 11th grade students on these three days).  More information about CEP can be found on our website at this link, and we encourage you to learn more about this program which provides Yarmouth students with the opportunity to explore job interests while also building real-world skills. 

Youth Vaping Epidemic Presentation -  January 22nd, 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Participants can choose to attend in-person at the Falmouth Learning Resource Center or via webinar from the comfort of their own home. Please help us promote this important event! Sign up at LRCclasses.CourseStorm.com. Contact Tina Pettingill for more information.

An Opportunity for Parents - Partnering for Solutions Workshop - Saturday January 11th, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Maine Boys to Men is offering a workshop on January 11th, 2020 for adults and parents at the USM Wishcamper Center.   This workshop will strengthen your partnership with the youth in your life, including those who have participated in our programming while at school.  Register today here: Parent Workshop   Cost is $35 – (First 10 seats registered receive 50% off: enter code DISCOUNT50).  Feel free to call 207-774-9994 for more information!

Merrill Library - Please take a few moments to review the following upcoming January events

Got Science?: Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 3:45-4:45. Grades 3-8. We will build a spectroscope, test gravity with a pom pom run, and finish up with some winter slime. Registration required. Use this form, or email Jill at joconnor@yarmouthlibrary.org. 

Dangerous Thinking Club: Friday, January 17, 3-4pm. We are reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone, a fantastic complement to The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas and one that promises an interesting discussion about race in contemporary America. 

Tail-Wagging Tales: Fridays Jan. 10, 17, 24, and 31. Sign up to read to one of our therapy dogs. Registration required, Email Mary at mrandall@yarmouthlibrary.org or call 846-4763.